Median pay for Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States is around $66K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Environmental Protection Specialists is extremely high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Environmental Protection Specialists making up 75 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,540 - $94,194
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$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,397
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$44,204 - $92,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.

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Environmental Protection Specialist Tasks

  • Respond to complaints and violations of environmental health regulations.
  • Make environmental standard and ensure compliance through audits or inspections.
  • Advise and train personnel on environmental standards and procedures.
  • Collect, analyze, and report environmental data, communicating environmental impact and prevention methods internally and externally.
  • Prepare, process, and review environmental permits and licenses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Environmental Protection Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $76K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Environmental Protection Specialist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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